Director: Deepa Mehta Year: 1996 Run Time: 104min
Fire (1996)

Courageous and emotionally powerful, Fire follows Sita (Nandita Das) and Radha (Shabana Azmi), two women living in New Delhi who are disappointed with their arranged marriages. While Sita is trapped in a relationship with her cruel and unfaithful husband, Jatin (Jaaved Jaafei), Radha is married to his brother, Ashok (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), a religious zealot who believes in suppressing desire. Lonely and lacking in love and passion, the two women begin to seek solace and friendship in each other, only to discover a passionate romantic love that must be kept secret.

When it was released in the late 1990s, Fire’s incendiary subject matter led to protests and government interventions in India. Years later, the internationally acclaimed film is as seductive and moving as ever.

The film won seven awards at film festivals around the world, including "Most Popular Canadian Film" at the Vancouver International Film Festival.


Deepa Mehta


Deepa Mehta


Bobby Bedi, David Hamilton, Deepa Mehta


Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Karishma Jhalani


Drama, Romance




EN Subtitles


Deepa Mehta lives in Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon